American politics has always had one foot in the gutter. Slave concubines. Model girlfriends on yachts. Monica Lewinsky. But no modern-era presidential contest has been so consistently debasing as this year's train wreck featuring Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, experts say.2 Comments
As Egypt braces for austerity reforms, the military has expanded its economic role, at times helping President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi assuage the impact of rising prices on the country's poor.
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Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres, who is poised to become the next U.N. secretary-general, is a self-described man of action who earned his stripes as the world body's refugee chief, tirelessly pressing rich nations to do more.
U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump has pledged to bring long lost American manufacturing jobs back from China. But he may be too late -- even for products that bear his family name.
With Barack Obama's presidency coming to a close and U.S. policy for Syria at an impasse, Vladimir Putin's Russia has stepped up efforts to secure its ally Bashar al-Assad in power.
The historic Paris climate pact dashed across the ratification finish line Wednesday to diplomatic cheers.
"Divorces always cost you a lot of money," sighed Charlie Mullins, one of many British bosses pushing ministers for more details on life post-Brexit at the Conservative Party's annual conference.
The sweeping victory of centrist and right-wing parties in municipal elections on Sunday will give Brazil's new President Michel Temer at least a temporary boost as he pushes through austerity reforms, analysts said Monday.
"Boy did I do well with evangelicals, right?" A boastful Donald Trump basked in the adulation of Christian conservatives at a rally this week in Council Bluffs, Iowa as he recalled their surprisingly strong support in the hard-fought Republican presidential primaries.